Cycling: Volta ao Alentejo is carried out of 20 a 24 March 2019.


The 37th edition of the Volta ao Alentejo bike race goes on the road between 20 and 24 March, an organization Podium Events, according to the protocol that the company has with the CIMAC, the owner of proof.

The decision was taken today by the Road Committee of the International Cycling Union (UCI), em Innsbruck, Austria, in the World Championships course and is framed in the international calendar to 2019, keeping the category of 2.2 to UCI.

A “Alentejo” It is one of seven races Portuguese-class road, a total of 30 competition days, Got having scheduled to play center 20 and 24 March, a month after the dispute of the Tour of the Algarve, that is between 20 and 24 Feb..

The edition of the Volta ao Alentejo this year was won by Luis Mendonca (Aviludo / Louletano / Uli), becoming the fifth runner to win the race without winning any stage. The others were, Carlos Barbero (Euskadi)- 2014 and 2017, Joaquim Andrade (Cantanhede / Marquis Marialva)- 2002, Jorge Silva (Sicasal/ Acral)- 1993 and Jesus Blanco Villar (Festina)- 1991.

Remember that up to 2017, a “Alentejo” It was the only international race in the world where no runner had won twice. Carlos Barbero, the service of Movistar, broke this tradition, after winning editing 2014 the service of Euskadi.

international calendar in Portugal 2019

20 a 24 Feb.: Tour of the Algarve (2.HC class test), 17 March: Classical Arrábida (class 1.2), 20 a 24 March: Back to Alentejo (class 2.1), 12 a 14 April: Grand Prix Borders and Serra da Estrela (class 2.1), 1 May: Classical Schist Villages (class 1.2), 11 a 14 July: International Grand Prix of Torres Vedras - Trophy Joaquim Agostinho (class 2.2) and 31 July and 11 August: Volta a Portugal (class 2.1).

The Grand Prix National Road 2 You do not have data, but it is expected still to be included on the UCI calendar.

professional teams
The international cycling practiced in Portugal also goes by the professional teams, whose application procedures have been delivered. The Portuguese Cycling Federation received a (1) candidacy for the professional category Continental (W52 / FC Porto) nine applications for the continental team status.

Teams related to clubs 2018 and candidates for 2019: vintage Podium (W52 / FC Porto), Bike Club of Portugal (Liberty Seguros / Carglass),Boavista DC (Popular radio / Boavista), CC Aldeia de Paio Pires (THE Alumínios), CC FJP (new team, with new sponsors), CC Tavira (Sporting/ Tavira), CD Feirense (Vito/ Feirense/ BlackJack), CD Fullracing (Efapel), Louletano DC (Aviludo / Louletano / Uli) Velo Club and Center (Miranda / Mortágua).

Teixeira Correia

(journalist)


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